What’s on for Monday September 30, 2013

Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

COMEDY

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order. Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Admission: £25. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 8pm. Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler. Silliness on a grand scale. Admission £25, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-11.45am. JCPF Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Lisa Kerry (acrylics) and the Rev David Lacey (watercolours). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. Documentary Photography from Bangladesh. The photographer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder of the award-winning Drik Agency and Pathshala, the leading South Asian Institute of Photography. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road (PO3 5HH). 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Society. Featuring American sax legend Gary Smulyan with the Nigel Price Trio. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 7.30pm. Opera Comique – Gilbert and Sullivan Festival: The Mikado. Performed by Fareham Musical Society. Admission £8. (01489) 799499, theberrytheatre.co.uk, operacomique.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 10.30am, 2pm. James and the Giant Peach. By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood. Admission: £15.50-£17.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 5pm-7pm. Gosport Beyond the Fringe – Your Surprising Local History. Join local author and historian Lesley Burton for a relaxed and friendly illustrated course of six talks over the next six Mondays, looking at the history of Gosport. Admission £30 for the course. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.